The Washington Commanders’ playoff hopes just lately got here to an finish and, on Tuesday, the group introduced it could half methods with offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
During an look earlier this week on Washington metropolitan space radio station 106.7 The Fan, former Washington head coach Jay Gruden offered his two cents.
He stated he believes it will likely be tough for the group to fill the coordinator emptiness after which proceeded to take a jab at his outdated boss, embattled group proprietor Dan Snyder.
Gruden famous that the Commanders might must go along with an inside coach as a result of exterior candidates might not need the offensive coordinator’s job.
“It’ll be laborious, until they do it in home. I don’t know who they’ve in home who would take it. Maybe [quarterbacks coach Ken] Zampese will take it, I don’t know,” Gruden stated. “You’re proper, it’s tough, particularly for those who’re instructed what to do.”
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Gruden’s feedback appeared to be aimed instantly at Snyder, who has a popularity for meddling within the group’s soccer operations.
Turner signed a three-year extension final offseason. He had been with coach Ron Rivera for seven years, together with the final three with the Commanders. But, for a 3rd straight yr, the group completed the season within the decrease tier of lots of the NFL’s offensive classes.
Gruden was later requested if he would have an interest within the job, and he took one other swipe at Snyder.
“Oh, yeah, I’d love to teach once more. Who’s the proprietor?” Gruden requested.
Gruden was the top coach in Washington from 2014 till 2019. He has beforehand talked about that he didn’t take pleasure in working for Snyder.
In November 2022, Snyder employed Bank of America Securities to think about the potential sale of the franchise. Snyder and his household management all shares of the group after minority companions have been purchased out in March 2021.
One day after the group introduced that the companies of a financial institution had been retained, People Magazine reported that billionaires Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z might type a partnership and have been “trying into shopping for the Washington Commanders.”
Last February, the franchise unveiled its new identify, 18 months after retiring the earlier one over mounting stress concerning the Redskins identify and brand.